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Sound (BCrMedia)

  • B1343BACHELOR OF CREATIVE MEDIA

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Title Sound (BCrMedia)
Course Code B1343
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Creative Media, Arts and Design
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Dr Simon Order | Email: s.order@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 7838

Qualification Bachelor of Creative Media (BCrMedia) in Sound
Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Description Sound incorporates the way sound is used both in media and in everyday life. In music recording, film sound, game sound, radio and industrial sound design professionals create the recognisable sounds of the modern world and create new sounds. This major focuses on the practice of contemporary sound design and production, combining a mix of theory and production in areas such as popular music, sound for film and games, studio recording, music technology, live sound and radio sound design.
In the Bachelor of Creative Media you will develop a broad understanding of your field and the skills you need to be successful in the creative media industries. The degree blends study in the creative disciplines with work-integrated learning. As a creative media graduate, you will understand the commercial context and changing nature of the creative industries, and your role as a creative professional within them. You will have the opportunity to build a portfolio of creative works throughout your degree, and showcase your creative potential.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings As per normal undergraduate admission requirements.

English competence. Students demonstrating English competence via IELTS need an overall score of 6.0 with no individual band less than 6.0.
Special Requirements This course is only available to internal students at the Murdoch campus since it is a production-based course which utilises the facilities at this campus.
Major Learning Outcomes Sound graduates:
- Demonstrate a knowledge and application of the principles and concepts
of sound production practice (CLO1)
- Demonstrate a knowledge and application of the principles and theoretical
perspectives and concepts of sound studies (CLO1)
- Articulate the role that sound plays in culture and media as both a sense in
itself and a signifying system (CLO1)
- Present information, articulating arguments and conclusions, in a variety
of modes, to diverse audiences, and for a range of purposes (CLO2)
- Communicate through the creative use of sound in a variety of modes, to
diverse audiences, and for a range of purposes (CLO2)
- Recognise that sound is broad and multi-disciplinary and impacts on, and is
influenced by, other academic traditions, creative and practical disciplines
(CLO3)
- Collect, record and interpret data, incorporating qualitative and
quantitative evidence into reasoned arguments (CLO4)
- Synthesise and evaluate information from a range of sources, including
traditional and emerging methods and technologies (CLO4)
- Determine an appropriate course of action to work to a particular brief
- Apply recognised methods and appropriate practical techniques and tools,
and be able to adapt these techniques as necessary (CLO5)
- Create sound productions, in a variety of modes, for diverse audiences,
and for a range of purposes (CLO5)
- Demonstrate the capacity for working responsibly and safely (CLO8)
Course Learning Outcomes CLO1 Demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of the theoretical
perspectives and methods of enquiry of a discipline and apply them in a range of
contexts
CLO2 Demonstrate effective written and oral communication with a range of
audiences, producing creative work consistent with the contemporary norms and
standards of a discipline and its related industries
CLO3 Gather, synthesise and critically evaluate creative content, ideas, and
information
CLO4 Employ a variety of strategies and methods for research and practice
appropriate to the discipline and related industries with a capacity for independent
enquiry and lifelong learning
CLO5 Demonstrate adaptability by applying creative, technical and critical thinking
skills to address complex problems with critical evaluation of their own work and
creative process.
CLO6 Demonstrate interpersonal and collaborative skills with the capacity to work
effectively within team environments and when using shared resources.
CLO7 Demonstrate ethical thinking and practice through social and creative enquiry
CLO8 Demonstrate an understanding of the commercial context and changing
nature of the creative industries, and their role as a creative professional within
them.
Employment Prospects Music recording, editing, mixing and remixing; film and television sound recording, sound editing, sound mixing and sound design; sound design for interactive media,games and theatre; industrial sound design, radio production.
Professional Recognition Murdoch University is a member of the Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association.
Recommended Double Majors Screen Production
Main research areas Sound for film and television, sound design, music technology, recording studios, sound in interactive media.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 72 credit points

Year I - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

MSP100 Career Learning: Managing Your Career - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

Course Core Unit - 3 credit points

CRE100 Foundation in Creative Media - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

Course Specified Electives - 6 credit points

Specified electives list indicating recommendations for particular majors where appropriate. Choose two units from this list:

Course Specified Electives - 6 credit points

Choose two units from this list, excluding those units in your major:

SCR102 Introduction to Documentary - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal
(recommended for Screen Production)

RAD105 Introduction to Radio - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal
(recommended for Screen Production or Sound)

COM104 Digital Newsgathering and Reporting - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal
(recommended for Screen Production)

COM109 Introduction to Digital Media Skills - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal
(recommended for Graphic Design)

GAD172 Drawing - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal
(recommended for Games Art and Design)

SCR100 Introduction to the Screen - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

SCR101 Screen Production 1 - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

SOU169 Introduction to Sound Studies - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

SOU101 Introduction to Audio Production - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

PHO101 Digital Imaging - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

GRD118 Introduction to Graphic Design - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

PHO124 Photography 1 - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

GAD154 Introduction to Games Art and Design - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

GAD164 3D Modelling - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

Major Core Units - 6 credit points

SOU169 Introduction to Sound Studies - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

* SOU101 Introduction to Audio Production - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

* Games Art and Design students intending to take Game Audio in year 3 require this unit as a prerequisite.

General Electives or Second Major - 6 credit points

Select from any 100-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.

Year 2 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

MSP200 Building Enterprise Skills - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

MSP201 Real World Learning - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external, SUM-external, W-external, Y-external

COM203 Consulting and Freelancing - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

CRE301 Client Consultancy - 3 points
MURDOCH: H-internal, H-external, S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, Y-internal, Y-external

CRE325 Creative Media Professional Placement - 3 points
MURDOCH: H-internal, TS21-internal, Y-internal, YU5-internal

COM313 Campus Radio - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

Course Specified Electives - 3 credit points

Specified electives list indicating recommendations for particular majors where appropriate.
Choose one unit from this list in either year 2 or year 3:

SCR222 Directing and Producing - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal
(recommended for Screen Production)

RAD374 Popular Music - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal
(recommended for Screen Production; recommended for Sound)

PHO202 Photo Documentary - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal
(recommended for Screen Production)

GAD232 Critical Games, Play and Design - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal
(recommended for Graphic Design)

GAD261 Games Art - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

GAD241 Animation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

GAD210 Technical Art and Games Engine Scripting - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

GRD263 Web Design - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

GRD201 Publication Design - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

GRD202 Brand and Identity Design - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

PHO203 Photography 2 - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

PHO204 Visual Literacy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

SCR200 Writing for the Screen - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

SCR201 Screen Production 2 - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

SCR204 Documentary Production - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

Major Core Units - 9 credit points

SOU268 Music Technology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

SOU214 Sound Production - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

SOU377 Soundtrack - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

General Electives or Second Major - 9 credit points

Select from any 200- to 400-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.

Year 3 - 24 credit points

Murdoch Spine: Career Learning - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

MSP201 Real World Learning - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external, SUM-external, W-external, Y-external

CRE312 Creative Media Projects 2 - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

Course Core Units - 3 credit points

CRE311 Creative Media Projects 1 - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

Major Core Units - 9 credit points

SOU376 Sound for Screen - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

SOU375 Game Audio - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

SOU378 Advanced Sound Production - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

General Electives or Second Major - 9 credit points

Select from any 200- to 400-level units offered by the University, subject to individual unit prerequisites. Students are advised to consider using General Elective points to meet the requirements of a second major or minor. Any recommended double majors and minors will be included in the major's description.

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